• Shia LaBeouf stepped out to grab some food at Los Angeles' Cava on Sunday
  • He wore a black mask with the message, "Love Me Like You Hate Me"
  • This came a few days after ex FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit accusing him of "relentless abuse"

Shia LaBeouf has been spotted in public for the first time since his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, sued him for alleged physical, mental and emotional abuse.

LaBeouf stepped out to grab some food at Los Angeles' Cava on Sunday, Page Six reported. In photos published by the outlet, the actor sported a blue shirt and gray cap. He also appeared to make a statement by wearing a black mask with the message, "Love Me Like You Hate Me."

The mask is a piece of merchandise from the NSFW short-film music video that LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley shot for Rainsford's song with that title. Rainsford is the stage name for Qualley's sister, Rainey Qualley.

"It’s filled with love and pain and tenderness and rage and real pieces of my heart," Rainsford said about the song when she released it.

His sighting comes a few days after Twigs filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing the "Transformers" star of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.

The lawsuit, obtained by The New York Times, also alleged that LaBeouf hid symptoms of his sexually transmitted disease from her despite having been intimate for months. Twigs confronted him when she started experiencing "unusual and painful" symptoms in March 2019.

Twigs said she aims to warn others that even popular artists with a strong support network can be caught in a cycle of abuse.

"I’d like to be able to raise awareness on the tactics that abusers use to control you and take away your agency," she said.

LaBeouf has since responded to the accusations made by Twigs and a second former girlfriend, Karolyn Pho, who made similar claims against him, by broadly addressing his conduct.

"I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel," he wrote in an email sent to The New York Times. "I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”

LaBeouf and Twigs sparked romance rumors after meeting on the set of "Honey Boy" in 2018. However, they didn't make things official until after the filming wrapped. They dated for less than a year, Page Six reported.

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Shia LaBeouf apologized for his racist comments and misconduct during his arrest over the weekend. Pictured: Actor attends the premiere of Lionsgate Premiere’s “Man Down” at ArcLight Hollywood on Nov. 30, 2016. Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer